I have anxiety and stress, its only from my digestion problems. I go to the bathroom everyday or other day (small hard or loose) but hasn’t been much and not solid, and very dark. I feel I drink plenty of water and eat really good solid meals, I just need help. I don’t feel like I digest my food well even when I take a HCL supplement/ digestive enzymes and or sweetish bitters. I think I have Small intestine bacteria and h.pylori and a stomach ulcer. I am lost and have no idea what to do or where to go and need help. I’ve tried the natural path and it helps a little but I wonder if there is a more serious problem. So I am reaching out to see if you have any specific test or route you can suggest to help me? I would like to fully evacuate my bowels when I do go to the bathroom and speed up the digestion, I want to feel I digest my food so I can eat more food to gain more weight, I want a good appetite again, I would like to cure the ulcer/ dull stomach pain, I want to see why my stools are dark. I want to make sure I don’t have h.pylori/ sibo bacteria, I want to feel normal and not be so stressed and worried about this.
Hi and welcome to questiondoctors.com Black dark stools can be caused by an upper GIT bleeding which is common with ulcers .. Diagnosing h pylori can be done through stool analysis or blood antibody analysis..or through specimen taken from the stomach by GI endoscopy.. You need to take a Proton pump inhibitor like nexium 40mg twice daily.. Mucosta once daily.. And digestin or di eze before meals… Coal tablets helps evacuating your intestines from stool. You need to stick to a full alkaline diet (fruits,vegetables,avoid citrus) Boiled chicken breasts..mushrooms as protein.. Avoid fatty foods and caffeine. Quit smoking if you… Read more »
i can understand you concerns. The following tests should help you to get a rough idea as to whats wrong with your digestion.
Gastroscopy,colonoscopy,stool examination ,liver function tests,detailed blood profile, ultrasound abdomen.
Get these tests done and we can come to a pin point diagnosis.
I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG IN YOUR HEPATO-BILIARY SYSTEM. BASICALLY YOU SHOULD GET YOUR LIVER TESTS DONE AND A USG OF ABDOMEN. BARIUM STUDIES WOULD HELP AS WELL. YOGA AND MEDITATION ALSO HELP TO SOME EXTENT.
TAKING LAXATIVES AT NIGHT TIME DAILY WILL HELP YOUR BOWELS TO EVACUATE COMPLETELY
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding in occult form is causing the problems. The cause of this seems to be an ulcer. An upper gastro intestinal endoscopy will be helpful to find out the exact location of ulcers. Take antacids daily.
Avoid spicy and fat rich diet